March 11, 2014
Happy birthday, Web! This month marks the 25th anniversary of the day the worldwide web was born; do we even remember the world without it? This hour we’ll talk about the web’s improbable origins, how it’s different from the internet, and why it started with nuclear research. We’ll also hear about the best apps for kids, and the latest in gadgets.
March 4, 2014
Social media isn’t just about selfies or pet photos. Some people use it to successfully hunt for a job. This hour we’ll talk about how to create effective online profiles and maintaining a professional reputation. We’ll also find out why cell phone plans are so hard to follow, and how the US government may be to blame. Plus, the latest in gadgetry.
February 25, 2014
It’s a cop’s job to catch criminals, but what if they could stop potential criminals? It’s not just the stuff of comic books. The Chicago police department is piloting a program to tag likely criminals before they’ve committed any crimes. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about the latest in the tech business world, and get gadget news.
February 18, 2014
It’s not unheard of for a sports fan to holler for more snacks. But as technology becomes more ubiquitous, a holler has become a text message, even from couples inside the same house. This hour we’ll examine the effects technology has on couples. We’ll also look at how corporations are using kids as marketing tools, and get the latest in gadgets.
February 11, 2014
Google Fiber wants to bring low-cost, high-speed internet to certain cities around the US. But many local governments are racing to install fiber-optic networks themselves, ahead of the tech giant. We’ll get an update this hour. We’ll also discuss the rise of many crypto-currencies that are gaining legitimacy, and get the latest in gadgetry.
February 4, 2014
The recent movie “Her” depicts a relationship between a man and the friendly female voice of an operating system. This hour we’ll talk about a growing real-life trend of video game-generated girlfriends. We’ll also review the latest apps designed to boost productivity, and find out what’s new in the world of gadgets.
January 28, 2014
Just as the internet has presented new venues for harassment, it’s also enabling anti-bullying groups to locate the perpetrators. This hour we’ll talk about the online avengers who are leaving justice to their devices. We’ll also discuss the economic outlook, and how it interweaves with the golden age of technology. Plus, the latest gadget news.
January 14, 2014
As a kid, family game night likely meant finding a place on the floor to spread out Twister. But there are hundreds of game apps that require only a tablet or smartphone, and a little discernment. We’ll tell you which ones are family-friendly. We’ll also learn how the NSA imperiled the internet as a whole, and get the latest from the CES conference
January 7, 2014
We’ve all heard of Colombian drug cartels, but now there are Colombian smartphone cartels, stealing cell phones in Miami and flying them to Bogota. This hour we’ll talk about this $30 billion worldwide market, and its often tragic consequences. We’ll also get a look at the latest legal cases involving technology, and the newest tech gadgets.
December 17, 2013
A lot of us will get shiny new electronics this holiday season. So what happens to the old stuff? A new report shows the world will produce 65 million tons of electronic waste in 2017 alone. This hour we’ll talk about what’s being done to reduce that number. And we’ll learn more about airplane cell phone use– but don’t get ready to chat just yet.